Entries by Denise Podlewska

Online Arthritis Action Group

The following information has come from the Area Co-Ordinator for Arthritis Action which offers hands-on, practical help for people with arthritis to improve their quality of life whilst living with the condition.  Their services have been adapted to support people dealing with their arthritis in these difficult circumstances, including setting up a new online support […]

BT Payphones

The Parish Council has received a Planning Application for the removal of the existing Payphone in each Village. This is a further attempt by BT to remove uneconomic Payphones, the last attempt being received in 2019. The Parish Council will again OBJECT to this Application on the following grounds:   The mobile network coverage in […]

Crime Report June 2020

The following statement has been received from North Yorkshire Police: “Over the three months from April to June our traditional demand (crime, road collisions, missing persons , mental health etc etc etc) has gone down approximately one third.  For Harrogate that’s a reduction from about 4500 calls to 3000 calls a month. This has been […]

Coronavirus and our neighbourhood – NYCC survey request

North Yorkshire County Council are asking their residents to complete a short survey to help them to understand how people have been supporting others in the area they live, and whether they feel that coronavirus has helped bring communities together. They asked 500 people, 86% said they had helped a neighbour during the COVID-19 pandemic […]

May 25th 2020. Scarecrow competition in Bickerton

30 households joined in the Bank Holiday fun and made scarecrows, from Harry Potter to Jaws, the Hungry Caterpillar to Strictly Bickerton. There were some fantastic entries, using bags of imagination with hard work involved.  A video has been made showing them all and you can find it on YouTube at the following link  https://youtu.be/j44_mk2ZAj4 […]

VE Day 2020 Commemoration Celebrations in Bickerton

Bickerton residents got into the spirit of the day and homes were decorated with bunting and flags with a celebration tea, held at 4pm in front gardens and following the 2m distancing rule. There is a short montage with music on our Facebook page  “Bilton-In-Ainsty with Bickerton Parish Council”, beautifully presented by a Bickerton resident. […]

Annual General Meeting 18th May 2020

As the Coronavirus epidemic continues to disrupt the Parish Council’s normal operations, Councillors will hold the Annual General Meeting of the Council using video conferencing. Any local resident who wishes to make a statement or ask a question, can do so by emailing it to , so that it can be considered for inclusion in the […]